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posted by Dick Rogers on .
Can the term hydration be applied to the solvent carbon tetrachloride? Explain your reasoning. If it cannot be used, what term can?
The term hydration usually is reserved for instances in which the solvent, water, becomes attached in one way or another to a molecule. An example is CuSO4*5H2O. Four of the molecules of water are associated with the copper ion and the fifth is associated with the entire crystal. If CCl4 is an adduct, in one form or another, to another molecule or ion, the term solvation (sometimes used for water, also) may be used.
Thanks, what does the *5H20 mean?
Sorry, i don't really understand the answer here.. can the term hydration be applied for CCl4? you said solvation.. yeah im confused.